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Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NEWS - – COLIN AINSWORTH

100 Years Ago – 1917: Catch­ing hold to the rear of an ex­press wagon while roller skat­ing will in all prob­a­bil­ity cost a 6-yearold, of Fourth and Reaney streets, Ch­ester, his right leg. The ac­ci­dent oc­curred af­ter the young­ster lost his bal­ance on West Fourth Street. The owner and driver of the wagon stopped his ve­hi­cle with all pos­si­ble haste, but not quick enough to pre­vent se­ri­ous in­jury to the boy.

75 Years Ago – 1942: A Spring­field man re­ported to Ch­ester po­lice yes­ter­day that he had left his tool chest at the Coco Ho­tel, Third and Mar­ket streets, Tues­day morn­ing, and when he re­turned he was told that some­one had called for it. Po­lice added that the man had been drink­ing at the time he re­ported the loss. He val­ued the tools at $100.

50 Years Ago – 1967: The in­sur­ance industry pro­posed in­creases on au­to­mo­bile in­sur­ance pre­mi­ums which would cost the av­er­age Delaware County pol­i­cy­holder more than $20 a year per car. The pro­pos­als were made by the Na­tional Bu­reau of Ca­su­alty Un­der­writ­ers and the Na­tional Au­to­mo­bile Un­der­writ­ers As­so­ci­a­tion. The industry claims the up­ward ad­just­ments are nec­es­sary be­cause of the ris­ing costs of traf­fic ac­ci­dents in Penn­syl­va­nia.

25 Years Ago – 1992: Thirty-three ra­dioac­tively con­tam­i­nated site in East­ern Delaware County were placed on the EPA’s Na­tional Prop­er­ties List yes­ter­day, state and fed­eral of­fi­cials an­nounced. Thir­teen fam­i­lies were re­lo­cated last year af­ter the EPA dis­cov­ered that ra­dioac­tive sand from the for­mer W.K. Cum­mings ware­house at 30 S. Union Ave., Lans­downe, was used as build­ing ma­te­rial in lo­cal homes. In­clu­sion on the list means that the EPA can be­gin for­mu­lat­ing re­me­dial plans for the 33 homes, said a re­gional EPA of­fi­cial.

10 Years Ago – 2007: About 150 peo­ple con­gre­gated at Ch­ester City Hall Satur­day to rem­i­nisce about the al­lure of the city’s past as part of the sev­enth an­nual Old Ch­ester Pa. re­union. Af­ter see­ing the Web site www. old­ch­esterpa.com up for a year, John Bullock, who had moved to North Carolina, de­cided he wanted to come up for a visit in 2001 and had been con­tact­ing peo­ple who had called Ch­ester home. He thought, “Wouldn’t it be fun if we came to­gether?” So, 28 peo­ple gath­ered at the Edg­mont Diner and the at­ten­dance grew at the event Bullock has de­scribed as “like a class re­union, but not just your class age.”

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